Workshop


OpenAIRE-CONNECT: co-design workshop with research communities

Organised by OpenAIRE

Sept 20, 16.30 - 18.00 CEST

Research infrastructures, research communities, and their members. The user base of existing OpenAIRE community gateways will be invited to the workshop, which is anyway open to any interested person

Interdisciplinary collaborations: Networks, services, methods
Sustaining Open infrastructures, services and tools for research communities Training and skills for open science

OpenAIRE, Open science practices, Open Science toolkit, community building

Participants will learn about the different and common needs of research communities and infrastructures in terms of support for the implementation and uptake of Open Science practices. As output of the workshop, participants will define the high-level roadmap for the next releases of the OpenAIRE gateways, helping CONNECT to get even closer to the RCs and RIs and the gateways at becoming a more user-friendly and effective entry point to Open Science for researchers.

OpenAIRE offers a number of services and tools for the effective implementation of Open Science practices. With CONNECT, OpenAIRE engages with research communities (RCs) and infrastructures (RIs), delivering customised Open Science gateways to lower the barriers that hinder the adoption of Open Science practices and to support community building and strengthening. Each gateway is an Open Science toolkit that includes a customizable discovery portal, with which communities can interact via a web interface or API, tools to support reporting (e.g. to funders) and track the uptake of Open Science practices.

With this workshop, the (actual and potential) users of the gateways will gather together with the CONNECT product manager and key members of the technical team to discuss ideas, requirements and improvements to different aspects of the Open Science gateways such as GUI elements, user experience, content (documentation, best practices), integrated services (both OpenAIRE and community-specific services).

After a brief presentation of CONNECT and other relevant OpenAIRE services, the participants will be actively engaged in brain-storming and co-design sessions with the support of online collaborative tools (e.g. sli.do, Trello, Miro or similar).

The workshop is an opportunity for research communities to learn about their different needs in terms of support for the implementation and uptake of Open Science practices, for example by identifying (i) common challenges; (ii) strategic actions that can be applied at the communication, training and technical level; (iii) domain-specific barriers to Open Science that can be addressed with the help of OpenAIRE. As output of the workshop, participants will define the high-level roadmap for the next releases of the OpenAIRE gateways, helping to strengthen the connection and cooperation between OpenAIRE, RCs, and RIs and improving the effectiveness of the gateways as entry points to Open Science for researchers

Agenda

5’ Introduction and warm up

10’ Open Science: discussions with the audience on barriers and priorities in research communities

10’ OpenAIRE CONNECT and community gateways: an Open Science toolkit for research communities. Features and known gaps (presentation and demo)

10’ Brainstorming with the audience: the “good” and the “bad” of the OpenAIRE gateways for research communities (with the support of online tool)

45’ Co-design sessions (with the support of online tool) focusing on: 

  • Access to community content about Open Science (e.g. training material and best practices)
  • Integration with other OpenAIRE services and products (e.g. API, dumps, Argos, Amnesia)
  • Integration with/link to community services (community/project web portal, community data analysis services, community forum, etc.)
  • Using the gateway functionality (“Link”, “Deposit”, “Search”)
  • Gateway content selection criteria

10’ Wrap up and draft of the high-level roadmap (with the support of online tool)

Organisers

Alessia Bardi, CNR-ISTI
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André Manuel Monteiro Vieira, University of Minho
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Miriam Baglioni, CNR-ISTI
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Argiro Kokogiannaki, Athena Research Center
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Paolo Manghi, OpenAIRE
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